Global aeronautical industry is acquiring dimensions and is a high value global business. Significant changes are happening within short intervals with far more complex and technologically-driven innovation. Efforts to ensure quality of aeronautical products are enormous due to the technological sophistication, stringent practices and the spread of a large number of associated work-centers in the aviation sector. Airworthiness, quality, reliability and safety are the major selling points of aeronautical products.
Aeronautical equipment such as aircrafts (both military and civil) and their parts demand utmost safety and reliability during service use. Therefore, certain additional industry-specific requirements become mandatory. These include requirements in the areas of reliability, maintainability, safety, design verification/validation, etc. Emphasis is also required in areas such as configuration management, quality control accountability, article inspection, etc.
Some important parts of civilian and military aircraft including helicopters are: